Online Art Resources

Monterey Museum of Art is more committed than ever to being a collaborative center where art and community engage. In the light of COVID-19 precautions, we are now focusing our efforts on digital outreach. Follow us on social media @montereyart and our new hashtag #virtualmma for weekly highlights from our permanent collection, behind the scenes looks at our special exhibitions, and activities and educational information to create and learn about art from the safety of your home.

Because of our commitment at Monterey Museum of Art to artists of all ages, we created Remote Art Days (RAD) to give teachers, students, and all creatives art projects that they can do at home. Each Monday, we will post new lesson plans and projects on our social media. In addition, each Thursday, we will highlight projects and lesson plans that other artists in our community submit. For those who just can’t get enough art, we are continually updating the list of online resources below.  If you have a great resource to add, let us know by emailing us at education@montereyart.org.

MMA Teacher Resources


RAD with MMA: Creative Activities to do from Home 

Plein Air Painting
Happy Accident Drawings
Homemade Sketchbooks


Art Education Resources from Museums

Akron Museum of Art

Denver Art Museum

Grand Rapids Art Museum

Kennedy Center Doodles with Mo Willems

Laguna Art Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art Lesson Plans

Metropolitan Museum of Art Metkids

Mississippi Museum of Art

Museum of Modern Art

Norman Rockwell Museum

Tate Kids

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Wiregrass Museum of Art


Art Projects to Do From Home 

Center for Puppetry Arts.

Create Something Art and Creativity Blog.

Creative Projects at Home

Design at Home from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Home is Where the Art Is Activity Pack.

Friday drawing sessions with Dav Pilkey (of Captain Underpants).

Pencils and Plums 2500+ Drawing Ideas 


Other Art Education

Art 21. Behind the scenes biographies of leading contemporary artists.

At-home Design Concepts.

Henitalks. Short, high-quality art history videos between 1-15 minutes each.

Videos of Contemporary Art galore.

Youtube channel with great resources for Art History, Art Lessons, Art Appreciation, even Art Cooking.

Smart History: Short art history lessons filmed on location.


Remote Lesson Plans for all ages and subjects

Lake Valley Education Remote Lesson Plans.

Today Show Homeschooling Resources.


Art Prof Teaching and Learning Art Online.

Library of Congress live sessions for Educators Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Art Class Curator E-Learning Resources for School Closures.


Cassie Stephens: Incredible Art Teacher with lots of video lessons and links to her daily live lessons.


The Joy of Painting, with Bob Ross.  Watch the Mr. Rogers of art instruction paint happy trees in all 400+ episodes.

Lesson Plans from the Wiregrass Museum of Art.

Virtual Teaching Solutions Spreadsheet.

Teach From Home Tutorials.

STEAM design challenges from The James Dyson Foundation.



Free Art Films listed by your mood
National Film Board of Canada
NFB Indigenous Films Archive
My Darling Quarantine Film Festival
Ann Arbor Film Festival
Reel Abilities Film Festival
Environmental Film Festival


For Schools

COVID-19 Resources for Schools, Davis Publishing


For Artists

Financial Relief Resources for Artists during COVID-19

Free Classes from Nikon

Life Drawing Models

Backyard Pots: Finding, refining and firing clay at home
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